The tree went up, lights were on. Monday night we decorated.
|Ornaments are one, Tree Skirt (made by my Mother-In-Law) is down. All that's left is the Star!|
We have a lot of ornaments that are special to us, for some reason this year I only took pictures of MY favourites (oops!) but here are a few!
|Baby's First Christmas - that Ornament has now survived 34 Christmases and several moves. It also still has the original box!|
|This is our 'Our First Christmas' Ornament, well...first married Christmas. On the bottom I wrote 'Mr & Mrs Peck est 2014)|
|This is from my Nephew, Thomas'' first Christmas. His mother spent way too long obsessing over these, but they're really freaking cute and it's always wrapped with care.|
|This is from a set of wannabe vintage glass ornaments (you can see a few more peeking in the background). I love the shapes and the colours, and of course - the glitter!|
|Another Thomas Original - this is from his second Christmas. Again - his mama spent way too much time stressing, but they are freaking cute.|
|This horrendously ugly 80's garland is a relic from Adam's Childhood. He always threatens to put it up but then he takes it from the box, realizes it even tackier than he remembers, and puts it away.|
|Time for the star! |
The elf hats are also a tradition of ours, they cam as part of a Christmas parcel from my dad years ago when we lived in Fredericton.
In case you didn't believe me that the Christmas tree was a priority - my kitchen looked like this the whole time we were decorating...
Even our fireplace in the family room got a few decorations!
Over the next couple of weeks we continued unpacking and making our new house a home. Then, all of a sudden it was Tibb's Eve (December 23rd for all you non-Newfoundlanders). Adam and I knew were were going to visit his family for Christmas Day and Boxing Day and I knew I wouldn't be cooking a turkey dinner, so for Tibb's Eve Dinner I made some Turkey Roulades - the perfect Turkey for 2 dinner. (recipe coming soon!)
Then it was Christmas Eve. For lunch I made a giant Hot Turkey Sandwich (my favourite) with leftovers from the night before. For dinner, we had our traditional Mary Brown's - chicken fingers with taters, coleslaw & pepsi.
It was a fantastic Christmas in our new house. We couldn't be happier.